I live in Providence, RI but am originally from Brisbane, Australia.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
I could be corny and say, my wife. Other than that, I enjoy the fact that so many different environments both physical and artistic are within easy reach.
What turns you on creatively?
More than anything, the need to get work done. I feel anxious and even guilty when I’m not creating something. When I sit down to actually write, it can be anything from a memory that suddenly pops into my head, a headline in a newspaper, a painting in one of my many art books or even something as simple as a line on a page (mine or someone else’s).
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I’m a dusk man myself as in:
Dusk currycombs the pitted earth, sparkles the waterless.
What is your pet peeve?
Our willful destruction of the environment for short term gain.
What defines John Grey?
Any number of things including the stamps in my passport, the contributor’s copies and poems that insist on occupying every available space in my house, my curiosity, my love of the arts, my collection of old Mad Magazines, my guitar and family.